Toronto City Hall

Title

Toronto City Hall

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

June 15, 2015

Creator

Revell, Viljo

Creator2

O’Connor, Thomas (photograph)

Creator Nationality

Finnish

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

August, 1969

Work Location

Ontario (province)
Toronto (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Modern (styles and periods)

Subject

city halls

Description

Exterior view of the Toronto City Hall designed by Viljo Revell and completed in 1965. "Conceived together with his Helsinki teammates, Bengt Lundsten, Seppo Valjus and Heikki Castren, Revell proposed two curved tall towers of asymmetric heights that seemed to cradle the council chamber in a powerful embrace. It was as if a massive column of concrete scored with vertical fluting had been cracked open to reveal a civic surprise: a mushroom, a space ship, possibly a white pearl,"--Toronto City Hall: How Finnish Architecture Rebranded a City, by Lisa Rochon.

Material/Medium

concrete

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

LTU-TO-733

Files

LTU-TO-733.jpg
Date Added
June 15, 2015
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Toronto City Hall,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 8, 2022, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/14752.